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by BighornTermite
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Zero Tolerance for Even One Bark?
Replies: 15
Views: 1099

Re: Zero Tolerance for Even One Bark?

Zoey is a good but not over-barky watchdog. Also, she barks if I assume the posture and say, "Bjuu! Bjuu!"

Harley backs up Zoey on watchdog bark. He also barks while we're playing tug hard. Still can't figure out how he holds onto the tug so hard toy while barking equally hard.
by BighornTermite
Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Zero Tolerance for Even One Bark?
Replies: 15
Views: 1099

Re: Zero Tolerance for Even One Bark?

That said, explaining the importance of vocalization during dog to dog interaction is a starter. I will try to do this the next time I'm over there. I was (am) glad this woman took in a second dog (the terrier mix) that otherwise would likely have been euthed. But still. If you're bothering to have...
by BighornTermite
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Zero Tolerance for Even One Bark?
Replies: 15
Views: 1099

Re: Zero Tolerance for Even One Bark?

It made me sad to see it squelched. Did you say anything at all? I did not. The woman (I've only known her a few months) had alluded to showing her shih tzu and I didn't know if in show circles that's how it's done, etc. What's a good thing to say--to convince, not to judge--in a case like that? An...
by BighornTermite
Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Zero Tolerance for Even One Bark?
Replies: 15
Views: 1099

Re: Zero Tolerance for Even One Bark?

Thanks for your reply. Guess it's not just me. Part of it too was that the dogs were playing--they weren't over-vigilant watchdogs or hyper-sensitive to their surroundings or whatever. When my dogs play, they bark and growl like they're killing each other. And when I play with the dogs, I often prov...
by BighornTermite
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Zero Tolerance for Even One Bark?
Replies: 15
Views: 1099

Zero Tolerance for Even One Bark?

Greetings, PBF people. Haven't been as active here as I used to be, but it's good to see that many of the experts are still around. My question isn't pit bull-specific, but I'm tossing it out there anyway. Last weekend I was at a friend's house. She has an older male shih tzu and recently inherited ...
by BighornTermite
Tue May 17, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Oils supplements
Replies: 39
Views: 5643

Re: Oils supplements

Yes, I've been advised to give Vitamin E occasionally (in my case, about once a week) with the salmon oil as well. This doesn't have to do with coat, but it's my salmon oil testimony nevertheless... When I first got Harley, I gave him a salmon oil softgel (Trader Joe's, 1000mg, molecularly distilled...
by BighornTermite
Wed May 11, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: Truth or Consequence, NM
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Truth or Consequence, NM

In terms of "both sides" coverage, I think the KOB video was excellent. We got to see a pit bull in its natural environment...with people it loves and who love it. I say send an email to the news source thanking them for that part of the coverage.
by BighornTermite
Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: DA Question
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: DA Question

Resurrecting this thread to update... The dogs get along great. I figured out the triggers (I think). The first involved the treats I was giving them after their bike ride. Until I got the bike, Harley was used to getting that treat alone every morning in his crate prior to my leaving for work, so h...
by BighornTermite
Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: It's Lymphoma Large Cell Type.
Replies: 156
Views: 16795

Re: It's Lymphoma Large Cell Type.

Wow. I'm so very very sorry.

For what it's worth, I think that what will trump your grief, eventually, is the realization that all the joy Ella brought you over the years was totally worth the pain you're feeling now.

Again, I'm so sorry.
by BighornTermite
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: DA Question
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: DA Question

Thanks to everyone for your responses. For now, the dogs are largely separated--and closely monitored for psychological discomfort on either dog's part when they're not. And in the meantime, I'm trying to pinpoint triggers/guarding behavior. (Tiva, your LAT advice sounds super-effective, but I'm thi...
by BighornTermite
Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: DA Question
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: DA Question

Thanks for the responses. Stormi -- Three of the four times it was in the afternoon, after the dogs had been biked and given bones. (Both bones were long-gone and neither dog has EVER food guarded.) They were both just lying on the rug several feet apart (no toys, etc.) in the living room. And the t...
by BighornTermite
Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: DA Question
Replies: 13
Views: 331

DA Question

Here's the background: Right now I've got two dogs under my roof. There's Zoey, a 4-year-old (spayed) female and MY permanent dog no matter what, and Harley, a 2-year-old (neutered) male whom I've been fostering for the last few months. He and Zoey play great together. While she's more dominant than...
by BighornTermite
Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: What tricks can your dog do?
Replies: 36
Views: 590

Re: What tricks can your dog do?

Uh, Zoey knows how to chew the sofa... :( On a brighter note, when I say in a high-pitched voice, "Oh no! What happened! Did you hurt your paw?" she limps. Pacopoe (or anyone else who did it), how did you teach your dog to jump into your arms? Like, what are the steps? I've tried that one,...
by BighornTermite
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: dog is scared of my dad
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: dog is scared of my dad

For what it's worth, Zoey (my 4 yo rescue) barked and barked at my dad the first time she met him, which was in my house. My dad laughed and sat down in the chair and tried to ignore it. Zoey continued to bark. After 90 seconds or so, Zoey calmed down. Now my dad and Zoey are best friends--they love...
by BighornTermite
Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Severely obese lab...
Replies: 70
Views: 6022

Re: Severely obese lab...

Are there dog pools near you, or places he can swim? Swimming would be easier on his joints, and the lab in him might really enjoy it...The water will add resistance and take off stress from his joints and could be a lot of fun for all involved. You beat me to this suggestion. Swimming can burn a t...

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